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    Originally posted by Blitz


    With it I can obtain such results too? (I mean with practise heh heh, not overnight issue I know )
    Dunno, have to try. That's one of the advantages of digital.

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    Originally posted by ckiang


    Dunno, have to try. That's one of the advantages of digital.

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    Hee roger Will try to get a close up filter next trip then.....

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    too free at home .... try this water droplet shot and here is my result

    Pro 90 IS + 250D

    1/250 sec, f/2.8
    Mode: Tv
    ISO: 50
    AF mode: Manual
    White balance: Auto
    Flash: External E-TTL
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    Inspired by Ckiang and encouraged by Megaweb last night, I gave it a try. After 150+ failed shots, I finally got this one. Ckiang is right, you need patient... tons of it.



    Try this if you cannot see the picture

    METERING : SPOT
    MODE : MANUAL
    SHUTTER : 1/1000sec
    APERTURE : F3.9
    EXP +/- : 0.0
    FOCAL LENGTH : f20.2mm(X1.0)
    SENSITIVITY : ISO200
    WHITEBAL : SPEEDLIGHT
    Last edited by rty; 13th February 2002 at 06:50 PM.

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    150? I must have been lucky to get a good shot in 10.

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    CK

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    Wow looks great....

    BTW does 250D comes in different thread sizes? Like is it available in 37mm?

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    Originally posted by Blitz
    Wow looks great....

    BTW does 250D comes in different thread sizes? Like is it available in 37mm?
    No ...

    see here
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    Thanks megaweb

    Hmm....looks like I can't use the 250D liao...have to resort to a +4 close up filter?

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    Originally posted by Blitz
    Thanks megaweb

    Hmm....looks like I can't use the 250D liao...have to resort to a +4 close up filter?
    i do not know whether 2040 need a lens adapter to support common filter size like 49mm , 52mm ..

    as for closeup , you need to check with other 2040 user .. I am not sure
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    hey i was from ngee ann too.. in mechatronic grad in 97

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    Originally posted by Blitz
    Argh..... I seriously like this pic very much ckiang....if only my camera has closer macro range

    20cm....think maybe take snowball still can
    Blitz, check out my new avatar. Got drop shadow some more...

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    Originally posted by Sphoenix


    Blitz, check out my new avatar. Got drop shadow some more...
    Cool wat Oly Cam are u using? Any filters?

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    Originally posted by Blitz


    Cool wat Oly Cam are u using? Any filters?
    Oly 2000 series. Nah no filters. Just the camera. Makes the shot all the more special. Still can't quite compare to ckiang's one yet... but it's a pretty good start. Besides, the shadow makes it kinda of special.

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    I don't think sound would work for capturing a bursting balloon. There would be to much of a delay before the switch actually triggered I would think. You may want to try using a lighter or torch of some sort that when triggered also trips your flash. Just a thought...

    I did decided to try your macro water shots as well.. Results are not quite as good. But here is my favorite (took 200+ shots, kept about 15). There where some with larger drops but I liked the simplicity of this one...







    Originally posted by ckiang


    Another time, another day.

    Actually I am kinda interested to shoot a balloon bursting. During my Ngee Ann days, I've built a sound activated switch, can probably use that to trigger a flash.....

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    Decided to post 1 more...


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    u guys are REALLY good man....i salute u ......wat's are your secrets to success ah....haiz.....mine isnt tt good compared to yours....tt the best i can do....er....can gif suggestions to help?



    p/s sorrie bout the dirty tap....

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    Forgot to reveal one more secret. Because the water drop is so small, cropping is necessary. But I did not do any interpolation, it's a 100% crop.

    Sound triggers are about the only way to do a balloon bursting shot. The delay is not THAT long, and the technique has appeared in books before. The idea is to setup everything in a darkroom, open the shutter, pop the balloon, the sound will then trigger a flash and capture that onto film/ccd/cmos.

    Haven't got around to trying that.....

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    Cropping is not aways needed :-) Both of my shot above are 100% straight from camara. No Cropping, colour changes..... Just downsized and compressed for the web...

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    Talking High speed photography on a budget

    Try this link:

    http://www.hiviz.com

    Digital or film, the projects are relevant. If you're using a digicam, your cam needs a pc sync socket or a hotshoe to trigger an external flash like the 283 they are talking about here.

    Enjoy.

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    Originally posted by Bedpan
    Cropping is not aways needed :-) Both of my shot above are 100% straight from camara. No Cropping, colour changes..... Just downsized and compressed for the web...
    yeah mine too....except i did a little auto-leveling....tt's all...and no crop.....haiz...er...btw wat u mean by sound-trigger? tt means it responds to the noise around the cam and starts to shoot and there's one large noise being made??

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